Abu Dis, Ras Abu Sbitan (Olive Terminal), Wadi Nar, Thu 6.10.11, Morning

Rachel M., Michaela R. (reporting)




6:25 Wadi Nar
The soldiers are busy with their own affairs, and drivers go through without delays.  We left early in order not to disturb this state of affairs.
6:55 Olive Terminal 
Three checking corridors are active, the third, intended for pupils, is the busiest.  Pupils entering the area naturally join other lines.  Passage seems relatively efficient and fast.
The dispiriting morning peace is shattered suddenly by the loud and angry voice of a female soldier in Hebrew on the loudspeaker.  Most of those crossing cannot understand what she says, above all the children.  The soldier's fury was directed at a little girl.  It seems that the magnometer beeped when the child crossed and the soldier scolded her, asking her to return, but the child did not understand what was required of her until a young man waiting in line told her quietly what to do.  Then the soldier remembered that the child had not displayed her permit.  She didn't have one, and was sent home angrily